Video still from convocation
At convocation, Voices offers up an a cappella “Remedy” for troubled times

We’re not crying at this Son Lux cover, you’re crying. (OK, we’re all crying.)

In March, Varsity Vocals’ two major a cappella competitions—the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella and the International Championship of High School A Cappella—were canceled due to COVID-19.

In response, the UChicago a cappella group Voices invited singers from all over the world to record Son Lux’s “Remedy.” More than 160 singers, performing alone at home, contributed to the recording.

The song was part of UChicago’s virtual convocation, with a new video featuring Voices members from the Class of 2020. Watch the “Remedy” video or see the entire convocation ceremony (including socially distanced bagpipers).